By John Florio,Ouisie Shapiro,Bob Costas
One kingdom below Baseball highlights the intersection among American society and America’s hobby throughout the Nineteen Sixties, while the hallmarks of the sport—fairness, pageant, and mythology—came less than scrutiny. John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro study the occasions of the period that reshaped the sport: the Koufax and Drysdale million-dollar holdout, the encroachment of tv on newspaper insurance, the altering conception of ballplayers from mythic figures to overgrown boys, the arriving of the everyman Mets and their free-spirited lovers, and the lawsuit introduced opposed to group vendors by means of Curt Flood.
One country below Baseball brings to existence the seminal figures of the era—including Bob Gibson, Marvin Miller, Tom Seaver, and Dick Young—richly portraying their roles in the course of a decade of flux and uncertainty.
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